Argentina 'to make an offer' to UK over the Falklands

Argentina's foreign minister Hector Timerman is expected to offer the UK a diplomatic package to hand over the Falklands Islands at a news conference in London today.

Yesterday, Mr Timerman told MPs that Argentina would not recognise a referendum of the islanders planned for next month on whether they want to remain part of the UK.

Hector Timerman is in London to argue the case for Argentinian sovereignty of the Falklands
Hector Timerman is in London to argue the case for Argentinian sovereignty of the Falklands Credit: Reuters

In an interview with the Guardian, he also predicted the Islands will be under the South American country's control within two decades.

Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Stanley, Falkland Islands Credit: Emma Hallett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Argentina Falklands claim

Hector Timerman, Argentina's foreign minister, has said "there are no Falkland Islanders, only British inhabitants of the Malvinas," during a visit to the UK